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Earnest
  • Gauge: 7ft 1⁄4in
  • Configuration: 2-2-2

Earnest, previously described as the "Victorian-style" engine, is a tender engine with a black moustache that appeared in a portrait in Topham Hall and the Ffarquhar Stationmaster's house.

Livery

Earnest is painted light brown with a green tender, brass fittings, and gold lining.

Basis

Earnest has no specific basis, and appears to be a freelance design. However, he does strongly resemble a Great Western Railway Star Class, the 2-2-2 broad gauge steam locomotive. A non-working replica of a GWR Star Class named North Star was constructed for the 1923 Cavalcade, and is now housed at Swindon Steam Railway Museum.

Appearances

Books

Trivia

  • According to a SiF interview, the portrait of Earnest was illustrated by Robert Gauld-Galliers, and was described to be a "made-up character" in the Victorian era to match the various other human portraits featured throughout the series. The portrait was roughly 80 x 60 mm.
  • In 2017, Robert Gauld-Galliers confirmed that at the time of production Earnest wasn't named, and suggested he be named 'Earnest'.
  • Earnest is the first engine to have a moustache, the second being the Iron Duke and the Third being Etienne.

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